Yachties Hermanus

Yachties Gordons Bay logoYachties Hermanus after school sailing is a non competitive sailing program, designed for school children, based on fun participation, run by Internationally accredited instructors.  Your kids will love Yachties, a fun, games based, introduction to sailing. Equipment & boats provided, no sailing experience required. Yachties is a great way to learn to sail for school children.  It's fun, safe and affordable!  Yachties Hermanus operates from the Lake Marina Yacht & Boat Club, Fisherhaven.

Want to try something new? There are plenty of good reasons why you ought to learn how to sail a dinghy. Sailing is an invigorating sport that provides many rewards, not the least of which, is that it's a whole lot of fun!

Contact Details

Contact Person:  Neil Ashton
Telephone:  072 219 5951
Address:  Lake Marina Yacht & Boat Club, Fisherhaven, Western Cape
Website:  www.yachties.co.za

Course Categories

Youth Sailing Courses
Dinghy Sailing Courses

Sailing Academy Articles - Sailing Instructor Blog

  •   28 Sep 2017  

    Perfecting Your Tacks & Gybes

    Smooth tacks and error free gybes are critical if you are to win the race.  It is imperative that you practice your tacks and gybes at every opportunity in all wind strengths, I suggest that you put aside an hour per on-the-water training day to complete 50 tacks and 50 gybes, tacking or gybing every 30 seconds.
  •   19 Sep 2017  

    Racing With A Gennaker

    Modern racing dinghies all use asymmetric spinnakers or gennakers providing thrilling high speed reach-to-reach racing on the downwind leg using the apparent wind. Unlike symetrical spinnakers, the gennaker has its clew attached to a continuous sheet while the tack is attached to a pole that is pulled out from the bow when the gennaker is hoisted & retracted when the gennaker is dropped.
  •   07 Sep 2017  

    Using The Wind To Your Best Advantage

    As sailors it is the wind that drives our boats forward and round the race course, to be competitive we need to be sure to use it to our best advantage at all times.  It requires intense concentration and perfect sail trim to maintain your boat speed through the gusts, lulls and windshifts around the racecourse.